This 10 to 13 episode TV series be based on historical events, Pyrates be described as a gritty portrayal of the men and women who pulled off the largest heist on pirate history -- the capture of the Spanish silver fleet in 1628 -- sparking the golden age of piracy, a time when there was greater honor amongst thieves than those who hunted them. FX and Fox International Channels teamed with producers Graham King and Gale Anne Hurd for 17th century pirate drama Port Royal. The limited series be set fer the summer 2012. The series be created by Law & Order/Numbers veteran Barry Schindel, with Stephen Hopkins (24) on board to direct the first episode. Indie producer Ensemble Entertainment is producing in association with Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free Prods (Gladiator)
When I did my research on the capture of the Spanish Silver fleet of 1628, from the Battle in bay of Matanzas, it was a Dutch VOC squadron action off the Cuban coast, not a buccaneer action. There might of been some Dutch Privateers invovled, but it mostly seemed like a regular naval battle during the Eighty Year war.
This be arrrr 7th issue of the Pirate Fashions Newsletter for Jun 2011. In transfer the old website to the new one, we had issues transferring the newsletter. So we be reposing the feature article into this blog instead of losing all the past newsletters.